ISU's meat science program ranked No. 1 in the U.S.

AMES, Iowa -- Meat & Poultry magazine has ranked Iowa State University's meat science program first in the nation.

The ranking is based on the quality and variety of workshops, conferences and short courses available for industry. It appears in the November issue of the trade magazine.

The magazine's editorial staff recognized Iowa State for educational offerings that "have a long history of serving the industry well," citing the 26-year-old annual Sausage and Processed Meat short course as an example.

"Perhaps nowhere is the commitment to keeping industry managers more informed about food processing and food safety technologies more evident than at Iowa State University," said the editors in the citation.

This is the fourth year Meat & Poultry has ranked university programs. Past rankings were based on undergraduate and graduate programs. Iowa State ranked second the last three years.